Famous people who were Engineers

Sep 17, 2014 By Univariety

Birth place of the industrial revolution, Britain also is the home town of engineers that changed the world. Engineers from UK are responsible for the betterment of life by inventing devices that are used by people worldwide. Here are a few engineers from UK who made it big.

Tim Berners-Lee

Before Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, he worked as an engineer at a telecommunications company. Lee graduated from Oxford University, and during his time there, he built his first computer using an old television, a soldering iron, processors and some other supplies. During his time at the telecom company, he also worked on message relays and barcode systems.

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage, also known as ‘father of the computer’ invented the first mechanical computer. This Cambridge University graduate’s computer had levers and gears in place of the electronic components we see in computers now, but his inventions was the stepping stone to the PCs and super computers that are able to do much complex functions than the first computer.

John Baird

The inventor of the television, John Baird was a Scottish engineer who went to University of Strathclyde. He also invented the first purely electronic colour television picture tube. He also made television broadcasting a homely affair. Baird also contributed greatly in the development of fibre-optics and radar.

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